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Hal Clement
Birth date: May 30, 1922
Died: October 29, 2003
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 years ago
Clement’s later novels included females because people had pointed out to him that his novels had no females in them. To be fair, his work is not ardently sexist; it was just often focused on a group of scientists going to an alien planet to study the aliens ... and at the time Clement was writing, ...
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Sci-Fi & Scary rated it 3 years ago
Mission of Gravity was a fun, imaginative work that holds up well even though its sixty three years old. Obviously, because of the age, one has to be willing to make certain allowances for dated material. That happens, however, far less than you might think. Hal Clement did a great job of creating a...
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Book Ramblings rated it 6 years ago
Mission of Gravity is, I believe, the granddaddy of hard science fiction. It is often mentioned when discussions of hard sf come up. For some reason the label hard sf usually lead me to expect serious moody novels. For no good reason I tend to equate serious science with serious stories, imagine my ...
Farnaz rated it 6 years ago
The story-line is about first contact with aliens. Barlenan with his ship Bree finds a new race living in a planet Mesklin. Here starts the adventure of Barlenan and his crew with Mesklinities. Barlenan is mainly a merchant and wants to know the knowledge of Mesklinities. At first they are reluctan...
Carma Spence
Carma Spence rated it 9 years ago
You can read my review of the book here: http://www.thegenretraveler.com/sci-fi/travel-reads-visions-of-tomorrow/
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